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Progressive Student Group Demands Yale Tap Endowment to Ease Economic Burden of Students and Staff

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 10:00am 5/26/2020 at 10:00am

This group is called the ‘Yale Endowment Justice Coalition’ and a quick review of their website reveals their politics.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Will Colleges Tap Large Endowments During Pandemic?

The Yale Endowment Justice Coalition is calling for Yale University to help ease...

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NY Times Pushes Conspiracy Theory About Trump Refusing to Accept 2020 Outcome

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:00am 5/26/2020 at 9:00am
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In the age of Trump, many media outlets have resorted to publishing pure fiction disguised as news, hence the popularity of the term “fake news.”

Over the weekend, the New York Times put out a story that is based purely on fantasy. It is like fan fiction for the “resistance.”

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California State U. Has No Plans to Reduce Tuition With Online Classes Only

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 8:00am 5/26/2020 at 8:00am

Expecting students to keep paying the same price for a vastly different experience seems a little tone deaf.

The College Fix reports:

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Shutdowns Have Brought New York City to the Brink of Economic Catastrophe

Used with permission reader WAJ
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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/25/2020 at 2:00pm
Used with permission reader WAJ

Professor Jacobson recently wrote about Ghost Towns USA, with pictures showing quiet and empty streets in New York City, due to the Coronavirus lockdown. If this goes on much longer, the economic effect on the city will be disastrous.

The cracks are already starting to show.

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Boise State University on Track to Fully Reopen in the Fall

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 1:00pm 5/25/2020 at 1:00pm

Idaho is looking kind of appealing right now, isn’t it?

KTVB News reports:

Boise State University to start on time this fall

Boise State University will welcome students back to campus on time this fall.

Boise State announced they will have a mix of face-to-face learning, online courses and hybrid classes beginning August 24. However,...

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Penn State’s New Faculty Hiring Policy on ‘Underrepresented Groups’ Skips Intellectual Diversity

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:00am 5/25/2020 at 11:00am

Higher education loves diversity, unless it involves thinking differently.

The College Fix reports:

Intellectual diversity missing from Penn State’s new faculty hiring policy on ‘underrepresented groups’

Pennsylvania State University is taking formal steps to increase the diversity of its faculty. But the new faculty hiring policy is largely skin-deep.

Academic organizations told The College Fix...

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U. Michigan President Says There Will be No Football in Fall if Students Aren’t on Campus

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Posted by    Monday, May 25, 2020 at 9:00am 5/25/2020 at 9:00am

It’s hard to imagine what the next school year would be like with no sports programs at some schools.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

University of Michigan president: No college football in fall if students...

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MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer Wants to Give Free College to Essential Workers

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/24/2020 at 1:30pm
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If Whitmer ends up being chosen as Biden’s VP, this will be her “free” college plan. Every Democrat has to have one.

The Detroit Free Press reports:

Essential workers to get free college under new Whitmer plan

Essential workers in Michigan would be eligible for free college under a new plan being proposed by...

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Kamala Harris Introduces Senate Resolution Calling ‘Chinese Virus’ Hate Speech

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/24/2020 at 12:00pm
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As the coronavirus crisis continues, millions of Americans are now jobless. In various cities, people who have never needed or wanted public assistance are lining up at food banks.

What is Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) concerned about? The racism of the term “Chinese virus.”

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Law Professors at U. New Mexico Want Students to Buy Book that Includes Subject of ‘Food Justice’

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11:30am 5/24/2020 at 11:30am

The social justice agenda is now slowly working its way into the study of law.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs promote environmental law textbook with ‘food justice’ updates

Professors at the University of New Mexico are lobbying for students to buy the latest version of a law textbook that has been updated to advocate for...

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Study Suggests Men Refusing to Wear Face Masks is a Form of Toxic Masculinity

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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 9:30am 5/24/2020 at 9:30am

What happened to the progressive belief in choice? It no longer applies?

The College Fix reports:

Study: Men refusing to wear masks = ‘toxic masculinity’ and racism

A new study out of Middlesex University London and Berkeley’s Mathematical Science Research Institute shows that men are less likely than women to wear a coronavirus-preventing mask.

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The Cuomo Illusion Week at Legal Insurrection

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7G7GcOgB_o
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Posted by    Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 8:00am 5/24/2020 at 8:00am
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Isn’t it fascinating how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo can do puff interviews on his brother’s CNN show while escaping real criticism?

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The Internet Reacts to Joe Biden’s “You Ain’t Black” Remarks

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/23/2020 at 2:00pm
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Joe Biden has always been the king of gaffes, but on Friday he managed to surprise even seasoned political junkies who have been following this stuff for years.

During an interview with ‘Charlamagne Tha God,’ Biden said “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you...

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott Aiming for College Football to Start On Time

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 1:30pm 5/23/2020 at 1:30pm
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This is good news for college football fans and for anyone longing for things to reopen.

The Texas Tribune reports:

Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is aiming to start college football on...

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Harvard Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Subpar’ Online Classes Amid Pandemic

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 11:30am 5/23/2020 at 11:30am

It’s easy to understand why students are dissatisfied, but the school is planning to reopen in the fall.

Campus Reform reports:

Harvard sued over ‘subpar’ online learning amid pandemic

On Wednesday, students sued Harvard University for not refunding tuition and fees after the coronavirus pandemic forced classes online.

This makes Harvard at least the fourth...

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University of California Drops SAT and ACT Requirements for Admission

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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 9:30am 5/23/2020 at 9:30am

They’re not dropping testing altogether. They’re developing their own test, which won’t include a writing portion.

The College Fix reports:

University of California does...

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Virtual Reality Week in Higher Education

https://youtu.be/y0993CQGz5c
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Posted by    Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 8:00am 5/23/2020 at 8:00am
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Higher education may have gone mostly virtual, but the politics haven’t changed.

Compare and contrast.

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